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W-FIVE Uncovers CN Involvement in a String of Freight Train Derailments

The romantic image of the Canadian railway is long gone. Over the past few years a string of major freight train derailments has devastated some communities throughout Canada. All too often the trains involved in the accidents have the familiar CN logo – Canadian National Railway. In a new episode, W-FIVE exposes CN’s shocking track record and investigates how the Canadian icon may have sacrificed rail safety. W-FIVE airs Saturday February 10 at 7 p.m. on CTV (check local listings).

Since new de-regulation rules took effect giving railway companies greater control of safety measures, CN trains have been coming off the tracks in alarming numbers. These train derailments have had devastating results including the evacuation of communities, polluting rivers and lakes, as well as the loss of life. W-FIVE’s Senior Reporter Victor Malarek talks to victims and railway insiders.

In the second half of the program, W-FIVE’s Sandie Rinaldo follows a British Columbia man halfway around the world on a quest for a new life. Facing up to an eight-year wait for a kidney transplant in Canada, he sets off on a controversial journey to buy a kidney from a live donor in Pakistan.

With an ongoing commitment to covering tough, relevant stories in all their shades of gray, W-FIVE continues its 41st season of investigative journalism. Hosted by CTV National News’ Lloyd Robertson and Sandie Rinaldo, the award-winning series is the most-watched current affairs program in Canada. Malcolm Fox is Executive Producer and Anton Koschany is Senior Producer of W-FIVE, a presentation of CTV News. Robert Hurst is President of CTV News.

CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTV owns 21 conventional television stations across Canada and has interests in 15 specialty channels, including the number-one Canadian specialty channel, TSN. CTV is owned by CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company. More information about CTV may be found on the company Web site at www.ctv.ca .

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